Visa Programs

The critical skills list

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Australia currently has a shortage of skilled migrants and the occupation shortages are listed table below. 

If you fit into any of the categories, contact our firm to ensure your current employment overseas matches with the job vacancy database below.


Currently the processing times for approval on the occupations with shortages are three to six (3-6) months. This is the estimated time frame for full approval on your visa being successfully granted.

 

 

This is the current list of occupations which are in critical shortage and are eligible for priority processing for General Skilled Migration (GSM). 

 

 

This list applies to new GSM applications and those previously lodged. ASCO Number

Occupation Shortages - Professional

2312-11

Anaesthetist

2381-11

Dentist

4315-11

Electronic Equipment Trades

2312-15

Emergency Medicine Specialist

2129-17

Engineer - Chemical

2124-11

Engineer - Civil

2125-11

Engineer - Electrical

2125-13

Engineer - Electronics

2126-11

Engineer - Mechanical

2127-11

Engineer - Mining

2126-13

Engineer - Production or Plant Engineer

4114-15

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Avionics

4114-11

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Mechanical

4431-13

Gasfitter

2311-11

General Medical Practitioner

2391-11

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

2312-17

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

2383-11

Occupational Therapist

2382-11

Pharmacist (Hospital)

2382-15

Pharmacist (Retail)

2385-11

Physiotherapist

2388-11

Podiatrist

2312-27

Psychiatrist

2122-11

Quantity Surveyor

2325-11

Registered Mental Health Nurse

2324-11

Registered Midwife

2323-11

Registered Nurse

2413-11

Secondary School Teacher

2312-79

Specialist Medical Practitioners NEC

2312-25

Specialist Physician

2312-31

Surgeon

2123-13

Surveyor

2523-11

Urban & Regional Planner

4416-11

Wall and Floor Tiler

2386-11

Speech Pathologist

2391-17

Sonographer

2312-19

Ophthalmologist

2312-21

Paediatrician

2312-23

Pathologist

2312-29

Radiologist

2211-11

Accountant -- where the applicant has achieved a score of at least IELTS 7 in each of the four competencies, and/or has completed The Professional Year – Skilled Migration Internship Program Accounting (SMIPA).

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